Renne begins term as editor


  • Shermonta L. Grant


Earlier this year, Paul R. Renne, a geochronologist at the Berkeley Geochronology Center and an adjunct professor of geology in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley began his 3-year term as Eos editor with special responsibilities in the areas of geochemistry petrology and volcanology Renne became fascinated with geochronology because of the fundamental importance of time in the geophysical sciences. His attraction to the 40Ar/39Ar dating technique, in particular, stems from his broad interests in processes spanning the history of our solar system, from planetary studies to human evolution. One of his long-lived interests is the time scale and origins of large igneous provinces.